Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue conservative activist Andrew Breitbart.
Breitbart originally published the edited video clip that seemed to show Sherrod admitting to discriminating against a white farmer. The unedited video showed Sherrod was recounting an event in which she eventually helped the farmer save his land and considered it a lesson in putting race aside.
Asked during an appearance at
the National Association of Black Journalists convention whether she would take
legal action against Breitbart, Sherrod responded, “I will definitely do it,” according to
“At this point, he hasn’t apologized. I don’t want it at this point, and he’ll definitely hear from me,” she added.
Sherrod was fired from the USDA the day after the initial clip was aired. The Obama administration has since apologized to her and offered her another position, which she has not accepted.